The latest spy photos of Ssangyong Torres have surfaced online, but what about Korean hardcore?
Ssangyong Torres is currently undergoing winter testing, and latest spy photos of test vehicle have also been released by foreign media. This time, it is an all-electric test vehicle. Ssangyong Torres offers many different power options with clean fuel, pure electric and other derivative models to meet needs of current mainstream market.
The test car is still in camouflage condition, but since official photos were released earlier, degree of camouflage is not very high this time, and camouflage is mostly concentrated on front. However, this also leaves some ambiguity. How much of front side of official image can be left can only be determined after official release. However, judging by outlines of test car, front end is still a relatively rigid structure, and layout of exposed light groups is also in line with specifications of official photo.
The side also has straight lines, which is mostly consistent with official image. You can see slightly angled rear window and newly added silver door handle details, while shape of wheel rim hasn't changed.
The degree of camouflage on back of car is same as on front. Judging by details of light set, design is expected to be retained in official image. distinctive "small school bag" was also mass-produced and its appearance is quite distinctive.
Because interior is covered in camouflage, only multifunction steering wheel and full LCD instrument panel can be seen. Mass production of steering wheel is still relatively high and the production version will likely continue to use this design. .
However, regarding power, especially pure electric version, there is not much consultation. Ssangyong currently produces only one electric drive system, equipped with a 52 dkWh battery, which can only provide a theoretical range of 340 km. This is not so bad, but it's still a distance compared to mass new cars. In addition, you can also opt for a 1.5T engine with a maximum output of 168 horsepower and maximum torque of 280 Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. However, chassis feels relatively thin, and placement of components is also relatively random, with an "oil-to-electricity" feel.
The Ssangyong Torres is positioned as a mid-size SUV, and its exterior design also takes on hard lines, it also delivers many different forms of energy, and theoretically has a good audience. However, SsangYong brand is currently not considered mainstream in world, with exception of South Korea, recognition in other markets is low, and promotion of new cars is also difficult. In addition, although this car is relatively complex in terms of hardware, its technical characteristics can only be considered quite satisfactory, and likelihood of appearing in domestic market is low.